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21 Dec 2010, 2:34 pm by Kenneth Odza
Today the House passed and sent to the President for his signature a bill to overhaul the current regulations on food safety, which were established over 70 years ago. Among other things, the bill will impose new record-keeping requirements on companies, require most FDA-regulating entities to maintain food safety plans, require the FDA to develop a traceability pilot project, and give the FDA broad authority to mandate recalls, regulate food and ingredients that are imported, conduct regular… [read post]
20 Feb 2014, 6:00 am by Danielle Teagarden
For craft brewers distributing in Massachusetts, or thinking about it, there’s a bill before the legislature that you’ll want to know about. House Bill 267, if passed, would make it easier for small breweries to change distributors. Right now, Massachusetts law makes it difficult for brewers to make a switch, requiring permission from the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission that doesn’t always come easily. Interestingly, the existing law went into effect to protect mom & pop… [read post]
15 Dec 2010, 1:13 pm by Kenneth Odza
We're nearly down to the wire on whether the 111th Congress will send S.510, the food safety bill, to the President for signature into law. I'm told it could happen by the weekend. No matter what happens in Congress, food law is changing and changing faster than it ever has.  The ABA Food Supplements Subcommittee and Products Liability Committee of the Section of Litigation is organizing a day-long CLE February 17 at Coke world headquarters in Atlanta. I'll be co-moderating a panel titled,… [read post]
19 Mar 2014, 7:00 am by Danielle Teagarden
Washington legislators are considering a bill that would set up a beer commission to promote the state’s beer, a la the dairy industry and its milk marketing: “Got Beer?” Wisconsin sure does, and wants more of it. The author of the bill, Rep. Gary Tauchen has stated that he’d like to make Wisconsin the “Napa Valley of craft brewing.” Now that we think about it, a trip out to pick up some New Glarus sours doesn’t sound so bad. This Wisconsin initiative is… [read post]
31 Dec 2012, 1:48 pm by legalinformatics
Karen Suhaka of LegiNation has posted How long is too long? Not long enough? Just right?, at BillTrack50 Political Eye Candy. The post shows mean, median, and maximum word counts for legislative bills in the 50 U.S. states, with maps. Ms. Sukaha describes her method for producing the word-count statistics and maps as follows: I use a commercial mapping package. The counts are just done in SQL, since I’ve parsed all the bills into XML. HT @BillTrack50 (here and here) and @Smoodle Filed under:… [read post]
28 Feb 2011, 6:35 am by Beth Graham
As many of you know, the 82nd Texas Legislature is currently in full swing.  The following notable bills affecting alternative dispute resolution in Texas were filed this session: Senate Bill 218, authored by Senator Nelson and referred to the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence, relates “to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship and the operation of the child protective services and foster care systems.”  The bill would affect mediated agreements in family law… [read post]
20 Oct 2013, 1:52 pm by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Jan M. Smits of Maastricht University has posted a paper entitled Of the Vocation of Our Age Against Codification: On Civil Codes in the Information Society. Here is the abstract: The belief in presenting the law by way of comprehensive systematisation by national states seems to be as important today as it was 200 years ago. In this contribution it is investigated whether this belief in codification is still accurate. It is at least surprising that an institution that was invented… [read post]
30 Aug 2012, 6:50 pm by Robert B. Milligan
Please join us for our sixth trade secrets webinar of the year entitled Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Legislative Update. The webinar will be September 20, 2012 from noon to 1:00 p.m. central. The past year has seen significant statutory changes to several jurisdictions’ laws regarding trade secrets and restrictive covenants and pending legislation proposed in additional jurisdictions. As trade secrets and non-compete laws continue to evolve from state to state in piecemeal fashion, companies… [read post]
21 May 2012, 7:43 am by legalinformatics
An Open Legislation Hackathon will be held 2 June 2012, at Queen’s Printer British Columbia, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, according to this announcement. According to the announcement, the event is sponsored by “the Queen’s Printers Association of Canada (QPAC) and the Open Data Society of BC.” Here is the description of the event: It’s a chance to build mobile or online applications using legislative data from across the provinces of Canada.[...] The goal is… [read post]
3 Feb 2014, 9:07 am by Gene Quinn
GROSSMAN: "I think that we will see some form of patent litigation reform passed by the Senate and then ultimately by Congress. Currently, there are very few things on which the Republicans and the Democrats can come together. However, patents and other types of intellectual property seem to be one area in which joint action is possible. I think that ultimately both parties are going to want to do something that shows that they can work together and get something important accomplished. Enacting… [read post]
14 Aug 2011, 8:18 am by legalinformatics
Michael J. Bommarito II of Systematic Global Macro and Computational Legal Studies has posted an XML version of Michigan Compiled Laws — the official codification of Michigan legislation — for bulk download. According to his post, Mr. Bommarito also “improved the underlying data [of the code] by adding tags and correcting indentation as best as possible.” Mr. Bommarito says that this effort was prompted by Ari Hershowitz’s effort to organize a hackathon to create better digital versions of… [read post]
26 Jul 2012, 7:33 pm by legalinformatics
Caroline Turnbull-Hall of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Richard Thomas have published Length of Tax Legislation as a Measure of Complexity (UK Office of Tax Simplification 2012). Here is the abstract: In his seminal Hardman lecture, Adam Broke pointed to the length of tax legislation, the language used, the drafting style and the diversity of taxes as all contributing to the complexity of the UK tax code. To this list could also be added political pressures and policy initiatives, both of which impact… [read post]
3 Jun 2012, 11:51 am by legalinformatics
Here are resources related to the Open Legislation Hackathon 2012, held 2 June 2012, at Queen’s Printer British Columbia, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The event was sponsored by “the Queen’s Printers Association of Canada (QPAC) and the Open Data Society of BC.” Click here for archived tweets from the event (in .csv format). The Twitter hashtag for the event is #QPhack. Click here for a spreadsheet describing projects worked on during the event (scroll to the… [read post]
5 Jul 2013, 4:15 am by legalinformatics
The detailed guidance for the UK Good Law Initiative has been newly updated, as of 4 July 2013. The document now includes video of Richard Heaton’s TEDx Houses of Parliament presentation about Good Law, and a model of the initiative which describes Good Law as covering the four issues of “Content, language, architecture and publication.” According to the document, the goal of the Good Law Initiative is to enable the user to experience good law – law that… [read post]
4 Jan 2011, 3:55 pm by Kenneth Odza
President Obama signed into law today the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Companies with facilities subject to FDA jurisdiction should  take immediate steps to review and, where necessary, modify SOPs, policies and procedures. For example, given the FDA's expanded access to business records, companies should set SOPs that anticipate (before a crisis occurs) what records they may have to turn over and what they may not. Food companies should take steps to protect confidential and proprietary… [read post]
16 Mar 2013, 4:32 pm by legalinformatics
Dr. Joshua Tauberer‘s GovTrack free access to law and e-participation service now includes summaries of selected legislation, according to Dr. Aviad Eilam‘s post entitled Update: Adding Bill Summaries, at GovTrack Blog. Here is an excerpt of the post: Here at GovTrack we’ve gotten a fair amount of complaints about wordy, incomprehensible legislative language. So we’ve started doing our own research on certain bills, in an effort to provide simple and straightforward… [read post]
25 Aug 2013, 1:53 pm by legalinformatics
At least three papers on computational legislative studies will be given at a program on New Methodologies in Legislative Studies, chaired by Professor Dr. Will Lowe of Harvard University, to be held 13 August 2013 at APSA 2013: The American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, being held 28 August – 1 September 2013, in Chicago, Illinois, USA: John D. Wilkerson (University of Washington): Tracing the Progress of Policy Ideas in Legislation: A Computational Approach Mark Huberty… [read post]
4 Jan 2013, 2:05 pm by admin
On January 4, 2013, Industry Canada issued revised draft regulations (Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations) for Canada’s upcoming anti-spam legislation (“CASL”).  The revised regulations will be subject to comment until February 4, 2013 and generally clarify certain key CASL definitions and exceptions and add some new exceptions.  Some of the key aspects of the new draft regulations include: Definitions of “family relationship” and “personal… [read post]
16 Apr 2013, 7:29 pm by legalinformatics
This post links to tweets and selected resources from the 16 April 2013 launch event for the Good Law Initiative, a project of the UK Office of the Parliamentary Counsel. The main page for the initiative appears to be called Good law – Detailed guidance – GOV.UK. The Office’s announcement of the Good Law initiative is called Join the good law conversation. Twitter tweets from the launch event are now archived in .csv format. The Twitter hashtag for the event, and for other Good Law… [read post]
1 Nov 2011, 10:01 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Rinke Hoekstra of the University of Amsterdam’s Leibniz Center for Law has posted The MetaLex Document Server, on the VoxPopuLII blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Dr. Hoekstra describes the technology of the MetaLex Document Server, a new service that provides free public access to all current Dutch statutes and regulations in XML and Linked Data, and with version control. In his post, Dr. Hoekstra describes the primary… [read post]